The Apple Research and Expertise Network in Integrated Fruit Production, under the responsibility of the IRDA, is an information and rapid transfer tool allowing producers, advisers and stakeholders to find out about the pests present in the orchards, but also about the progress of research and on the best ways to manage crop pests. It is based on the integration of the three axes of innovation: research, development and transfer as well as on a network with the various stakeholders in the apple sector. The Réseau-pommier is also the nerve center of the Phytosanitary Warning Network (RAP) for the apple tree. In collaboration with its partners (advisors, scouts, researchers), it publishes every week during the season, press releases (warnings and/or information bulletins) which present a state of the situation in the various apple-growing regions, weather forecasts and risk forecasts for insects, mites and diseases and intervention strategies against pests, compatible with integrated fruit production (IFP).
It also counts:
From 2020 to 2023
Pest, weed, and disease control
Development of a mating disruption method to control two cranberry pests.
Researcher: Daniel Cormier
Project initiated to review the knowledge on the fungicide resistance of various pathogens to provide a preliminary assessment of the economic impacts of fungicide resistance.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
The project was conducted at IRDA’S Organic Agriculture Innovation Platform. Strawberries (Cleary cultivar) were produced in beds covered with black plastic mulch.
Researcher: Carl Boivin